Query modifications patterns during Web searching

Bernard J. Jansen, Amanda Spink, Bhuva Narayan

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Abstract

We examine 2,465,145 interactions from 534,507 users of Dogpile.com submitted 6 May 2005. We compare query reformulation patterns. We investigate the type of query modifications and query modification transitions within sessions. Searchers most often modified their query by changing query terms (nearly 23% of all query modifications). Searchers' queries undergoing modification typically transition from Web to Image collections in content shifts (37% of all content transitions), and searchers typically implement assistance at the start of a session or when switching content collections (21% of all assistance usage). This research sheds light on the more complex aspects of Web searching involving query modifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007
Pages439-444
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2007
Event4th International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2007Apr 4 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007

Other

Other4th International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period4/2/074/4/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

Cite this

Jansen, B. J., Spink, A., & Narayan, B. (2007). Query modifications patterns during Web searching. In Proceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007 (pp. 439-444). [4151723] (Proceedings - International Conference on Information Technology-New Generations, ITNG 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2007.164